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O happy unown'd youths! your limbs can bear Flos juvenum (Flos juventutis).
The flower of the young men (the flower of
rain! Gay-Trivia. Bk. II. L. 145.
Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
LONGFELLOW-Hyperion. Bk. II. Ch. X. Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows, 14
While proudly rising o'er the azure realm Standing with reluctant feet, In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes,
Where the brook and river meet, Youth on the prow, and Pleasure at the helm. Womanhood and childhood fleet! GRAY–Bard. Pt. II. St. 2.
LONGFELLOW-Maidenhood. The insect-youth are on the wing,
How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams Eager to taste the honied spring,
With its illusions, aspirations, dreams! And float amid the liquid noon!
Book of Beginnings, Story without End, GRAY-Ode on the Spring. St. 3. L. 5. Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend!
LONGFELLOW-Morituri Salutamus. L. 66. Over the trackless past, somewhere, Lie the lost days of our tropic youth,
In its sublime audacity of faith, Only regained by faith and prayer,
“Be thou removed!” it to the mountain saith, Only recalled by prayer and plaint,
And with ambitious feet, secure and proud, Each lost day has its patron saint!
Ascends the ladder leaning on the cloud! BRET HARTE—Lost Galleon. Last stanza.
LONGFELLOW-Morituri Salutamus. 5 There is a feeling of Eternity in youth which
Youth, that pursuest with such eager pace makes us amends for everything. To be young
Thy even way,
Thou pantest on to win a mournful race: is to be as one of the Immortals.
Then stay! oh, stay! HAZLITT—Table Talk. The Feeling of Immortality in Youth.
Pause and luxuriate in thy sunny plain;
Loiter,enjoy: Ah, youth! forever dear, forever kind.
Once past, Thou never wilt come back again, HOMER-Iliad. Bk. XIX. L. 303. POPE's A second Boy. trans.
RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES—Carpe Diem. Youth! youth! how buoyant are thy hopes! they 'Tis now the summer of your youth: time has turn,
not cropped the roses from your cheek, though Like marigolds, toward the sunny side.
sorrow long has washed them. JEAN INGELOW—The Four Bridges. St. 56. EDWARD MOORE—The Gamester. Act III.
19 All the world's a mass of folly, Youth is gay, age melancholy:
The smiles, the tears Youth is spending, age is thrifty,
Of boyhood's years, Mad at twenty, cold at fifty;
The words of love then spoken.
MOORE Oft in the Stilly Night.
How different from the present man was
the youth of earlier days! Towering in confidence of twenty-one.
OVIDHeroides. IX. 24.
The atrocious crime of being a young man.
WILLIAM Port to WALPOLE. Boswell's Life of When all the world is young, lad,
Johnson. March 6, 1741.
When the brisk minor pants for twenty-one. And every lass a queen;
POPE-Epistle 1. Bk. I. L. 38.
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow; Young blood must have its course, lad,
Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so. And every dog his day.
POPE—Essay on Criticisin. Pt. II. L. 238. CHARLES KINGSLEY-Water Babies.
De jeune hermite, vieil diable. Our youth began with tears and sighs,
Of a young hermit, an old devil. With seeking what we could not find;
RABELAIS-Pantagruel. Quoted, as a "pro
verbe authentique.” We sought and knew not what we sought; We marvel, now we look behind:
My salad days; Life's more amusing than we thought. When I was green in judgment. ANDREW LANG—Ballade of Middle Age.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act 1. Sc. 5. L. 73.
The spirit of a youth That means to be of pote, begins betimes.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 26. The chariest maid is prodigal enough, If she unmask her beauty to the moon; Virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes. The canker galls the infants of the spring, Too oft before their buttons be disclosed; And in the morn and liquid dew of youth, Contagious blastments are most imminent. Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 36. “Infants of the
spring” found also in Love's Labour's Lost. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 100.
What is that to him that reaps not harvest of his
youthful joys, Though the deep heart of existence beat forever
like a boy's? TENNYSON—Locksley Hall. St. 70. What unjust judges fathers are, when in regard
to us they hold That even in our boyish days we ought in con
duct to be old, Nor taste at all the very things that youth and
only youth requires; They rule us by their present wants not by their
past long-lost desires. TERENCE—The Self-Tormentor. Act I. Sc. 3.
F. W. RICORD's trans.
The next, keep under Sir Hobbard de Hoy:
(See also BARHAM)
Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,
WORDSWORTH-The Prelude. Bk. XI.
17 A youth to whom was given So much of earth, so much of heaven.
Crabbed age and youth cannot live together;
Youth is full of pleasance, age is full of care; Youth like summer morn, age like winter weather;
Youth like summer brave, age like winter bare. Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short;
Youth is nimble, age is lame;
Youth is wild, and age is tame.
The Passionate Pilgrim. St. 12.
Youth is not rich in time; it may be poor;
tell. YOUNG—Night Thoughts. Night II. L. 47.
Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime:
Despite of wrinkles this thy golden time.
Hail, blooming Youth!
This is the law of the Yukon, that only the Strong
shall survive; That surely the Weak shall perish, and only the
Fit survive. Dissolute, damned and despairful, crippled and
palsied and slain, This is the Will of the Yukon,-Lo, how she
makes it plain! ROBERT W. SERVICE—Law of the Yukon. There's a land where the mountains are nameless
And the rivers all run God knows where; There are lives that are erring and aimless,
And deaths that just hang by a hair; There are hardships that nobody reckons;
There are valleys unpeopled and still;
And I want to go back-and I will.
O darling river! like a bride, Some dimpled, bashful, fair Lisette,
Thou goest to wed the Orge's tide. O lovely river of Yvette!
O darling stream! on balanced wings
That here a wandering poet sings.
AUTHORS QUOTED IN THIS CYCLOPEDIA
With Places and Dates of Births and Deaths, and Brief
NOTE.—The star (*) which precedes the names of some of the authors quoted indicates that they are cited too frequently to make it necessary to give the page folios on which quotations from their works will be found. Where the author is anonymous, the name of the volume or collection in which the quotation appears is cited. The following abbreviations are employed: A, or ab.= about; b.= born; B.C.=Before Christ; c.=circa (about); d.=Dead or died;
A.=flourished; L. Living or lived.
ABBOTT, WENONAH STEVENS, journal. 736 ist, writer, lecturer,
UNITED STATES, 1865-L. ABD-EL-KADER, Arab chief. ALGERIA, 1807-1883
163 ABU 'L ALA, Arabian poet, died 977 440 ACHILLES TATIUS (or STATIUS), Alex- 882
andrian rhetorician, lived end
6th Cent. ADAM OF COBSHAM
355 ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS, lawyer, 841
diplomat.. ..UNITED STATES, 1807-1886 ADAMS, FRANKLIN PIERCE, journalist, 801 humorist, writer,
UNITED STATES, 1881-L. ADAMS, John, statesman, 2nd Pres. U. S.,
UNITED STATES, 1735–1826 329 330 368 584 ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY, 6th Pres. U. S.,
UNITED STATES, 1767-1848 106 163 588 618 634 882 ADAMS, SAMUEL, patriot and orator,
UNITED STATES, 1722-1803 85 674 841 ADAMS, MRS. SARAH FLOWER, poet, 315
ENGLAND, 1805–1848 ADAMS, THOMAS, clergyman of wit and 221
learning.... ENGLAND, died before 1660 *ADDISON, JOSEPH, writer..ENGLAND, 1672–1719 ADY, THOMAS, writer on witchcraft, 63
ENGLAND, 1656(61)ÆMILIUS, Paulus, Roman Consul,
general, lived B.c. 216
291 486 705 ÆSCHINES, statesman and orator,
GREECE, B.C. 389-314 ÆSCHYLUS, tragic poet. . GREECE, B.C. 525-456
12 34 163 182 208 244 289 350 364 397 434 518 550 564
566 579 631 647 735 780 882 AGESILAUS, “The Great," king of
Sparta.. GREECE, B.C. 455–361.
557 705 AGLIONBY
862 AIDÉ, CHARLES HAMILTON, French- 413
English musician, composer,
....1826-1906 AIKIN, Lucy, historian, writer,
ENGLAND, 1781-1864 AINSWORTH, WM. HARRISON, novelist,
ENGLAND, 1805-1882 561 868
AIBÉE, MLLE., letter writer, daughter 365 of Circassian chief, lived in
FRANCE, 1694-1733 AKENSIDE, MARK, poet. ENGLAND, 1721-1770
43 383 434 487 700 815 ALAMANNI, LUIGI, statesman, poet, 233
ITALY, 1495-1556 ALANUS DE INSULUS. See INSULUS. ALBERIC, MONK OF MONTE-CASSINO,
FRANCE, 1140– ALCæus, lyric poet,
GREECE, flourished about B.C. 600 39 330 521 841 ALCIATUS, ANDREA, jurist, writer,
ITALY, 1492–1550 ALCOTT, Amos BRONSON, teacher and
philosopher. UNITED STATES, 1799–1888
75 439 775 809 818 835 886 ALCUIN, abbot, scholar, reformer, friend of Charlemagne,
ENGLAND, 735(?)-804 315 647 ALDRICH, JAMES, poet and journalist, 163
UNITED STATES, 1810-1856 ALDRICH, THOMAS BAILEY, poet and
prose writer. UNITED STATES, 1836–1907 54 57 139 161 163 184 201 210 246 379 457 501 554 568 572 615
655 716 769 780 787 877 ALDRIDGE (ALDRICH), HENRY, dean
of Christchurch. .ENGLAND, 1647-1710
67 206 ALDRIDGE, IRA, negro tragedian,
261 UNITED STATES, 1810-1867 ALDUS MANUTIUS, printer, scholar, 85
ITALY, 1447–1515 ALESSANDRO, ALLEGRI, see ALLEGRI
MACEDONIA, B.C. 356-323 113 600 615 ALEXANDER VI, pope, R. L. Borgia, 333
b., SPAIN, 1430; d., ITALY, 1503. ALEXANDER, MRS. CECIL FRANCES,
poet.. ...GREAT BRITAIN, 1818–1895
114 337 ALEXANDER, PATRICK PROCTOR, au- 716 thor..
. SCOTLAND, 1824ALEXANDER, WM., Earl of Stirling, poet, statesman, and courtier,
SCOTLAND, ab. 1567-1640 163 423 710 920 ALEXIS GUILLAUME, Benedictine poet 506
FRANCE, living 1506